Seniors Activities at a Glance

Older Adult Centre
Spring Activity Guide
April - June 2009

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Our programs can only run as long as we have a minimum number of participants registered in them. Therefore, it is very important to register for programs at least a week before the programs start. Don't be disappointed, sign up early! In the event of severe weather, please contact the Centre at 905-615-3207. Please listen to the recorded message to ensure that your program will take place.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  Spring Activity Guide April - June 2009 - Cover page
  Older Adult Centre Event Listing April - September 2009 - Page 27
  General Information: Mission Statement, Membership, 2008-2009 Volunteer Board of Directors, Board of Directors' and Executive Director's Message, Older Adult Centre Staff, Centre Hours, Travel Office Hours, Dates Centre Is Closed, Program Registration, Advertising, Room Rental, Suggestion Box, Gift Certificates - Pages 2-3
  1. Active Pre-Registered Programs - Spring 2009
  2. Active Drop-In Weekly Programs - Spring 2009
  3. Cards and Games Drop-In Weekly Programs - Spring 2009
  4. Craft & Music Pre-Registered Programs - Spring 2009
  5. Craft & Music Drop-In Weekly Programs - Spring 2009
  6. Dance Pre-Registered Programs - Spring 2009
  7. Dance Drop-In Weekly Programs - Spring 2009
  8. Educational & Social Drop-In Weekly Programs - Spring 2009
  9. Educational & Social Pre-Registered Programs - Spring 2009
  10. Ethno-Cultural Programs - Spring 2009
  11. Health Pre-Registered Programs - Spring 2009
  12. Health Drop-In Weekly Programs - Spring 2009
  Fundraisers Spring 2009: Tree of Sharing, April 16 to June 5; All That Glitters: Jewellery Sale and Silent Auction, April 27 - May 1; Spring Swap, May 1; Tour the World! Carassauga, May 22-24 - Page 23
  TRAVEL - Bus Trips
  SPECIAL EVENTS
  WEEKLY CALENDAR - April 1 to June 30, 2009 (One-Page Weekly Calendar)

Older Adult Centre Spring Activity Guide April - June 2009 - Cover Page

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Board of Directors' and Executive Director's Message:

Thank you to our members and friends who contributed to the 2008 Donor Board campaign which raised $4,300. We thank the 173 volunteers who contributed 1,700+ hours in our Gift Wrapping fundraiser generating a record $20,000+ for the Older Adult Centre. We thank our partner Square One Shopping Centre for making this fundraiser possible.

Have you noticed the newly renovated Administration Offices? Thank you for your patience in February as we renovated. Congratulations to Anne and her team of volunteers for managing the administration duties so efficiently from a temporary location in the hallway while the renovation was on. You are amazing! The new renovation includes an accessible reception counter to serve our members better. We also installed a new barrier-free water fountain in the lobby.

We thank our founding partner, the Mississauga Central Lions Club, for donating $8,500 to the Older Adult Centre in 2009. That money goes toward capital improvements, Volunteer Recognition and the Senior's Information and Active Living Fairs on March 26 and 27, 2009.

Please note info on our Annual General Meeting set for April 16, 2009. We do have a number of Board of Director positions open, so please consider one of these.

Pat Fyffe, President, and
Sue Hesjedahl, Executive Director


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1. Active Pre-Registered Programs - Spring 2009
Program Description Program Dates Day/Time Fee Location
Pilates *
(Pam)
This enjoyable strengthening and stretching workout is safe for all fitness levels. Apr. 6 to May 4
May 25 to Jun. 22
Mondays,
1:00-2:00pm
$37.50 for
5 weeks
Program Room
Tai Chi Beginner
Level Two * (Heidi)
Learn this wonderful Chinese exercise. Must have taken Level One. Apr. 7 to Jun. 23 Tuesdays,
10:30 - 11:30am
$33.00 for
 12 weeks
Program Room
Yoga *
(Zaneta)
Learn postures and movements that are easy to do. All fitness levels welcome. Apr. 7 to May 5
(cancelled Apr. 28)
Tuesdays,
2:15 - 3:45pm
$30.00 for
4 weeks
Auditorium
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2. Active Drop-In Weekly Programs - Spring 2009
Program Description Weekly Instructors Day/Time Fee Location
Chair-ercise Workout your heart and muscles using a chair for support. Great for beginners. Faye Tuesdays
10:30-11:30 am
$2.75 per visit Auditorium
Co-ed Fitness Fun low-impact class with weight work & stretching. Diane (Mon)

Karina (Thurs.)

Liz (Fri.)

Fern (Sat.)

Mondays
 9:15-10:15 am
Thursdays
 9:15-10:15 am
Fridays
 9:30-10:30am
Saturdays
 9:15-10:15am
$2.75 per visit Auditorium
Exercise Bike Book a free orientation with the office.   Monday to Friday
9:00 am -
4:00 pm
$1.00 per visit
or $10.00 for 18 visits
Stage
Kurling
New!!
Love to curl or play shuffleboard? Come out and try this new game.   Tuesdays
11:35am-12:15pm
$1.00 per visit Program Room
Mall Walkers Safe way to walk with friendly people. Laura Wednesdays
8:00am
 warm-up
$1.00 per visit
or $10.00 for 18 visits
Auditorium
Table Tennis Active, friendly game.   Wednesdays
& Fridays
10:00am-12:00pm
Saturdays
10:30am-12:30pm
$1.50 per visit
Program Room


Auditorium
Table Tennis,
Beginners
Practice your skills and learn to play the game.   Fridays
12:00-1:00pm
$1.50 per visit Program Room
Tai Chi Intermediate Maintain and improve your moves! Heidi Tuesdays
9:15-10:15am
$2.75 per visit Auditorium
Urban Pole Walking
New!!
Looking to update your walk? Urban poling can increase your cardio workout.
Class includes warm-up in the Centre, pole walking outside and a stretch afterwards!
Faye Tuesday
9:15-10:15am
starting May 5
$5.00 per visit (Poles are provided) Program Room / Outdoors
Wii Games
New!!
Have fun playing tennis or bowling! May be done seated.   Mondays
Tuesdays
11:35am-12:15pm
$1.00 per visit Auditorium
Program Room
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3. Cards and Games Drop-In Weekly Programs - Spring 2009
Program Description Program Dates Day/Time Fee Location
Bingo Win prizes at dabber bingo. Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
1:30-3:00pm
$4.00/8 sets
of 3 games
Auditorium
Canasta Partners not required. Ongoing Mondays
10:00am-12:30pm
$1.50 per visit Program Room
Chess Checkmate!! Ongoing Fridays
10:00am-2:00pm
$2.50 per visit Cafeteria
Contract Bridge For experienced bridge players. No partners required. Ongoing Thursdays
1:00-4:00pm
$1.75 per visit Program Room
Contract Bridge Intermediate Beginner No partners required. (See Introduction to Bridge to learn to play - Ed & Soc Pre-Reg Programs) Ongoing Thursdays
10:00am-12:00pm
$1.75 per visit Program Room
Cribbage Fun game!!
No partners required.
Ongoing Thursdays
1:00-3:00pm
$1.75 per visit Lion's Den
Dominoes Everyone welcome. Ongoing Fridays
10:00am-12:00pm
$1.50 per visit Lion's Den
Euchre Fun and challenging game.
No partners required.
Ongoing Tuesdays
1:00-3:00pm
$2.00 per visit Program Room
Gin Rummy Drop in game. Ongoing Mondays
1:30-3:30pm
$1.50 per visit Cafeteria

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4. Craft & Music Pre-Registered Programs - Spring 2009

Program Description Program Dates Day/Time Fee Location
Painting with Watercolours * Learn from artist Lorraine Ireland. No experience required. Apr. 14 to Jun. 23
(cancelled May 5)
Tuesdays
9:30-11:30am
$80.00 for 10 weeks Lion's Den
Tatting *
(Hope & Yvonne)
New!!
Learn this wonderful heirloom craft. May 5 to May 26 Tuesdays
12:00-2:00pm
$6.00 for 4 weeks Lion's Den

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5. Craft & Music Drop-In Weekly Programs - Spring 2009

Program Description Program Dates Day/Time Fee Location
Bunka Embroidery (Carmen) Learn the simple & beautiful art of Japanese embroidery. Ongoing
New participants need to order the sampler kit from Laura.
Thursdays
9:00am-12:00pm
$2.50 per visit Lion's Den
Craft Workshops (Barbara) Work on projects or learn different crafts including crochet and plastic canvas. Ongoing Tuesdays
12:00-2:00pm
$1.50 per visit Lion's Den
Crafter's Club Work on fun projects for Easter and plan our Christmas Sale. Apr. 7, Jun. 9 Tuesdays
12:00-2:00pm
Volunteer Group Lion's Den

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6. Dance Pre-Registered Programs - Spring 2009

Program Description Program Dates Day/Time Fee Location
Ballroom Dancing * (Merilyn) Enjoy dancing to your favourite ballroom melodies. Apr. 17 to Jun. 19(cancelled May 1 & May 22) Fridays
12:30-2:00pm
$56.00 for 8 weeks Auditorium
Hawaiian Dancing *
(Aracelli)
Learn the hula and the basic steps of Hawaiian dancing in this fun filled class. No partners required. Apr. 14 to May 12
(cancelled Apr. 28)
Tuesdays
1:00-2:00pm
$20.00 for 4 weeks Auditorium
Jazz Dancing *
(Sue)
Learn jazz steps and simple routines. No experience required. Apr. 9 to Jun. 4
(cancelled Apr. 16, May 14 and May 28)
Thursdays
2:00-3:00pm
$30.00 for 6 weeks
($56.00 for both Tap & Jazz)
Auditorium
Line Dancing Basics*
(Merilyn)
Need to learn the steps for line dancing? This is the class! No partner required. Apr. 7 to May 12
(cancelled Apr. 28)
May 26 to Jun. 30
(cancelled Jun. 2)
Tuesdays
11:45am-12:45pm
$22.50 for 5 weeks Auditorium
Tap Dancing *
(Sue)
Always wanted to learn to tap? Now's the time! Tap shoes preferred, but hard soled shoes are fine. No experience required. Apr. 9 to Jun. 4
(cancelled Apr. 16, May 14 and May 28)
Thursdays
1:00-2:00pm
$30.00 for 6 weeks
($56.00 for both Tap & Jazz)
Auditorium

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7. Dance Drop-In Weekly Programs - Spring 2009

Program Description Weekly Instructors Day/Time Fee Location
Belly Dancing Learn the shimmy, undulation and the veil dance. Lots of fun and great exercise too!! Mary Wednesdays
Beginners
3:30-4:30pm
Intermediate
4:00-5:00pm
Performance Troupe
5:00-6:00pm
$2.75 per visit Auditorium
Line Dancing Beginner Dance the Rumba, Cha-Cha, Tango and more.
No partners needed.
Sarina

Merilyn

Eugene
Mondays
10:30-11:30am
Wednesdays
9:00-10:00am
Thursdays
10:30-11:30am
$2.75 per visit Auditorium
Line Dancing Intermediate Beginner Building on the Beginner Level. Learn more complicated dances. Rhoda Wednesdays
10:15-11:15am
Fridays
2:15-3:15pm
$2.75 per visit Auditorium
Line Dancing Intermediate Learn more complicated dances to a variety of music Rhoda

Eugene

Merilyn

Rhoda
 
Wednesdays
11:30am-12:30pm
Thursdays
11:45am-12:45pm
Fridays
10:45am-12:15pm
Fridays
3:15-4:15pm
$2.75 per visit

$2.75 per visit

$3.75 per visit

$2.75 per visit
Auditorium

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8. Educational & Social Drop-In Weekly Programs - Spring 2009

Program Description Program Dates Day/Time Fee Location
Creative Writing Learn to write stories, memoirs and poetry. Ongoing Fridays
12:30-2:00pm
$2.25 per visit Lion's Den
Computer Club
(Andy)
Get tips on working with your email, the Internet and other common problems. Ongoing Mondays
10:30am-12:00pm
$1.50 per visit Board Room
Internet Cafe New!! Check your email or browse on the Internet. Ongoing Monday - Friday
9:00am to 4:00pm
(as available)
Free for members Library
Movie Matinee Nights in Rodanthe
Mamma Mia!
Secret Life of Bees
Apr. 1
May 6
Jun. 3
Wednesdays
1:00pm
$2.00 per visit includes popcorn Lion's Den
Red Hat Society Put on your red hat and purple clothes and join us for tea, trivia and fun.
View photos of Red Hatters Luncheon, 13 Feb. 2009 from In Focus Mississauga News.
Apr. 14, May 12, Jun. 9 Tuesdays
2:30-3:30pm
$2.75 per visit Lion's Den
Travelogue Explore exotic locations. Ongoing Mondays
1:30-2:30pm
$1.75 per visit Lion's Den

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9. Educational & Social Pre-Registered Programs - Spring 2009

Program Description Program Dates Day/Time Fee Location
Book Club * Love to read? Join this fun group and discuss a different book each month. Books are provided by the Mississauga Central Library. Apr. 29, May 27, Jun. 24 Wednesdays
10:00-11:30am
$1.75 per visit
Please sign up in advance.
Lion's Den
Gardener's Circle* 1. Fusion Landscaping: Creating beautiful eco-chic gardens
2. Container Gardening
3. Picking your plants / Lunch in the garden.
Apr. 8

May 13

Jun. 10
Wednesdays
10:30am-12:00pm
$2.00 per visit Lion's Den
Introduction to Bridge* Learn to play bridge. Beginners welcome! Apr. 17 to Jun. 26
(cancelled May 1)
Fridays
1:15-3:45pm
$20.00 for 10 weeks Program Room
Income Tax Clinics* Trained volunteers will assist seniors with completing their tax returns.
There are eligibility requirements.

Various Dates and Times
Book your appointment with the Admnistration Office

$1.50 per person Board Room
Intro to Computers*
New!!
Want to learn how to work the computer? Shared computers. Must have a computer at home. Apr. 13 to May 4 Mondays
1:30-3:00pm
$20 for 4 weeks
Limit 4 people
Library
Intro to the Internet and Email*
New!!
Learn to surf the net and email your friends all over the world. Must have basic computer skills and a computer at home. Shared computers. May 25 to Jun. 15 Mondays
1:30-3:00pm
$20 for 4 weeks
Limit 4 people
Library
Touring China* Have you always wanted to visit China? Nexus Holidays presents info on a 23-day China tour. May 11 Monday
1:30pm
$1.75 includes refreshments Lion's Den

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10. Ethno-Cultural Programs - Spring 2009

Ethno-Cultural Group Day/Time Contact Name Contact Number
ALCE - Latin-America Art and Healing Group Wednesdays 2:00-4:00pm Elsa Galan or
Silvia Damar Radvansky
(905) 897-2495
(905) 822-9142
Caribbean Seniors Social Activities Sundays 12:00-3:00pm Cynthia Houstan or
Joyce Goldson
(905) 896-3765
(905) 804-8998
Chinese Golden Age Seniors Sundays 1:00-4:30pm Leon Eng (905) 507-2280
Elderly Vietnamese Seniors Association Saturdays 12:45-4:00pm Ahn Duong or
Phan Dam (English)
(905) 696-6841
(905) 629-2283
Goan Cultural Group Wednesdays 6:30-9:00pm Juliet Rebello (905) 276-7890
Multicultural Asian Seniors Mondays & Wednesdays
12:30-4:30pm
Gurmel Singh Gill (905) 507-4839
Silayan Filipino Volunteer Group Saturdays 1:00-3:00pm Rudy Bombase (905) 874-6942

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11. Health Pre-Registered Programs - Spring 2009

Program Description Program Dates Day/Time Fee Location
Foot Care Clinic* Foot treatment by a certified Chiropodist. Book your appointment at the Administration Office. Apr.15,
May 27,
Jul. 8
Wednesdays
9:00am-4:00pm
$14.00 per person Board Room
Sensible Living
Speakers Series*
Making Your Home Accessible - Silver Cross
Planning Ahead for Peace of Mind - Meadowvale Cemetery
Seniors and Technology - Comfort Keepers
Apr. 15

May 20

Jun. 17

 
Wednesdays
11:30am-12:30pm
Free for members and guests.
Pick up your ticket at the Administration Office
 
Lion's Den

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12. Health Drop-In Weekly Programs - Spring 2009

Program Description Program Dates Day/Time Fee Location
Meditation and Self Empowerment Connect your mind, body and spirit during this relaxing session. Ongoing Mondays
10:00am-12:00pm
$1.50 per visit Lion's Den
T.O.P.S. Weight Loss Program Learn strategies for weight loss. Ongoing Wednesdays
5:00-6:00pm
$2.00 per visit + $30.00 yearly membership fee Program Room